파토의 과학하고 앉아있네

Name of Podcast: 파토의 과학하고 앉아있네 (Science with People) (Phonetic: Patoui gwahakhago anjainae)

What topics are covered: Recent science related news are covered at the beginning, and it is followed by the main topics which are randomly picked every episode and to do with science. Recent topics have included Big Bang Theory and Modified Newtonian Dynamics.

Why is it good to listen? One great thing about this podcast is that there are two styles of episodes. The podcasters do studio recordings which are dealing with recent news and another topic. The podcasters also do open lectures which are focused on one topic for the whole time with a special guest who explains the topic.

This Korean podcast can be found on iTunes here.

How often are the podcasts updated? The update is quite irregular. It’s sometimes uploaded weekly, and sometimes only one episode is uploaded in a month.

Length of the podcasts: Each episode is about one and a half hour to two hours.

Description: Professionals and amateurs’ discussion on science is held in this podcast. The host, Won Haksa (haksa means undergraduate) works with the scientist, Dr. K. The main motto of this podcast is to explain any concept of science in Korean as if they are explaining it to a very young child or an elderly person who has no idea of the concept.

Although the participants talk about serious fields of science, there is not so much difficult vocabulary. This is because the hosts really try to paraphrase and give many examples to convey the idea to their listeners. The speed of talking is normal and no strong dialect is found in their Korean speaking.

Summary: A very easy approach to the complex scientific concepts in Korean.